Xanax Ingredients: Do We Need the Same "Due Diligence" of Investigating as We Do With Food?
Would it surprise you to learn that the ingredients in Xanax includes GMOs or artificial coloring?
What happens when someone is sensitive to GMOs, artificial coloring and food dyes and other additives when they take prescribed medications? What does the interaction between these "chemical additives" do when combined with prescribed drugs? Does it set the person up for an allergic reaction?
Xanax, a popular drug has many negative side effects. For example, many of these mass shooters were taking Xanax at the time of their heinous acts. http://www.naturalnews.com/045571_Xanax_mass_shootings_psychiatric_drugs.html.
We need to do more investigation and "rethink" how we take prescription drugs. For example, should prescription drugs be the last resort instead of the first thing we do in treating a condition?
You might find this article published by Natural News thought provoking:
Xanax made with GMOs, allergens and artificial coloring chemicals
July 14, 2014 by Aurora Gelb of NaturalNews.com
Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as "inactive" ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks. The only way to avoid ingesting those potentially dangerous chemicals and compounds is to avoid taking the medications.
But does that mean you have to suffer with anxiety and panic disorder? Not at all. There's an alternative treatment which can be just as effective as Xanax, but which has none of the potential side effects and risks associated with the drug and its active and inactive ingredients. First, let's look at the "inactive" ingredients in Xanax.
Although alprazolam is listed as the primary or active ingredient, Xanax is made with GMOs, allergens and other ingredients that can cause health problems and reactions in many people. Here's an overview of some of the "inactive" ingredients lurking in a Xanax tablet:
- Lactose: About a third of the population is lactose intolerant, and many more have low levels of lactase, the enzyme needed to properly digest lactose. People who are lactose intolerant may experience intestinal gas, bloating, stomach pain and cramps, diarrhea and even vomiting. (1)
- Corn starch: Almost 90 percent of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, injected with foreign DNA that helps plants tolerate higher levels of pesticides and herbicides, among other modifications. (2) Genetically modified crops are a relatively new invention, and therefore, their health risks have not been fully studied over a long period. Many scientists worry that the addition of new genetic material could cause health effects ranging from allergic reactions to more serious issues affecting the immune system, digestion or organ health. In addition, corn starch can become contaminated with gluten during manufacturing and production, increasing the risk of reaction among people with celiac disease and those with gluten sensitivity. (3)